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"I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion." A summer evening's ghost stories, lonely insomnia in a moonlit Alpine's room, and a runaway imagination--fired by philosophical discussions with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley about science, galvanism, and the origins of life--conspired to produce for Marry Shelley this haunting night specter. By morning, it had become the germ of her Romantic masterpiece, Frankenstein.

Written in 1816 when she was only nineteen, Mary Shelley's novel of "The Modern Prometheus" chillingly dramatized the dangerous potential of life begotten upon a laboratory table. A frightening creation myth for our own time, Frankenstein remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind.

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Mary Shelley was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin on August 30, 1797 in London, the daughter of William Godwin--a radical philosopher and novelist, and Mary Wollstonecraft--a renowned feminist and the author of Vindication of the Rights of Woman. She eloped to France with Shelley in 1814, although they were not married until 1816, after the suicide of his first wife. She began work on Frankenstein in 1816 in Switzerland, while they were staying with Lord Byron, and it was published in 1818 to immediate acclaim. She died in London in 1851.

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E I Talamante, June 14, 2015 (view all comments by E I Talamante)
A classic tale of creation, life, death, and morality - just because you can do it, should you? This should be required reading for all scientists, especially ones that deal closely with highly sensitive subjects, such as cloning, stem cells, and research.

I remember being intimidated by this book when I was much younger (in my early teens). But the theme and fact that this was written by a woman so scientifically, so distinctly, makes me keep coming back. I have read this book a number of times since then, and every time I find something new and intriguing, wanting to make me come back and read it again.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553212471
Introduction:
Johnson, Diane
Author:
Johnson, Diane
Author:
Mary Shelley
Author:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Gothic novels
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam reissue.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Changing Our World
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
19840531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.98x4.60x.59 in. .28 lbs.

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